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Providing access to a Jesuit education to all families has been a core mission of Gonzaga Prep. Scholarship donations to Gonzaga Prep show an investment in a future of students that pays the excellence and service forward during their time here. Your gift recognizes the unique gifts of these students who seek to succeed and serve others. Our scholarships include fully endowed scholarships, named scholarships and memorial funds established for deceased faculty, alumni, family members, and friends. Tribute scholarships honor organizations, groups, or living individuals. Jump to the full list of scholarships »

 
NAMED FUNDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS. Our scholarships include fully endowed scholarships, named scholarships and memorial funds established for deceased faculty, alumni, family members, and friends. Tribute scholarships honor organizations, groups, or living individuals.
Akers Family Scholarship
Kay Barbieri Memorial Scholarship
Barthelmess Scholarship
Fr. Bill Bichsel, S.J. Scholarship
Dr. TerryKay Birrer Endowed Scholarship
Class of 1958 Scholarship
Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund
Class of 1961 Ignatian Scholarship
Dr. John and Carolu Condon Family Scholarship
John and Joanne Costello Scholarship
Jennifer Doolittle Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Herb Druffel Memorial Scholarship
Joseph Esposito Memorial Fund
Al and Vicki Falkner Scholarship
Robert and Mildred Fees Memorial Scholarship
Bob and Katie Crosby Ferguson - Fr. Gordon Toner, S.J. Scholarship
Frank Family Foundation Scholarship
Coach Bill Frazier Memorial Scholarship
Mark and Leslie Ganz Scholarship
Garco Construction Company Scholarships
Beth Gillespie Memorial Fund
Steve Gleason Scholarship
Fr. Robert Goebel, S.J. Alumni Scholarship
Hagen Estate - Fr. Arupe, S.J. Merit Scholarship
James Herlihy Memorial Scholarship
John Heskett Scholarship
Nicholas Jabara Award
Euretta M. James Scholarship
Jean Judge Memorial Scholarship
Kennard and Marie Kapstafer Scholarship
Margaret Mary Keefe Memorial Scholarship
Helen K. Kepl Scholarship

Tom Kingen Memorial Scholarship
Kurt Kromholtz Science Scholarship
Phil Kuder Scholarship
Paul Lassell Scholarship
Dave Machtolf - Pat Redmond Memorial Scholarship
Charlotte Y. Martin Memorial Scholarship
Marycliff Scholarship for Fair Share
Ray “Doc” Mauro Memorial Scholarship
McMonigle Family Scholarship for Minority Students
Jake and Colleen Meighan Scholarship
Loraine Nichols Memorial Scholarship
Robert P. (Bob) Puhek Memorial Scholarship
Paul and Barbara Redmond Scholarship
Wallace "Rocky" Rothrock Fair Share Scholarship
Frances and Kermit Rudolf Scholarship
James Kermit Rudolf Memorial Scholarship
Nick and Mary Scarpelli Scholarship
Schreiner Family Scholarship
Mike Shanks Memorial Scholarship
Joe and Eloise Shogan Memorial Fund
Julie Shogan Ferrasse '78 Memorial Fund
Steilen Family Fund
Katelynn Suzanne ‘11 and John David Stone ‘14 Scholarship
Brian and Paul Sweeny Memorial Scholarship
Dr. John Traynor Scholarship
Joan and Fred Welk Scholarship
Christopher M. West Memorial Scholarship
Frankie White Scholarship for Art
Carolyn Zimmer Family Scholarship

Jesuit Chair Fund
Garco Faculty Development Fund for Math & Science
Garco Faculty Development Fund for Humanities
Christiana Faculty Development Fund
Facilities Renewal Fund
Debate Program Fund
Faculty Development Fund
The Knights of the Rock Pile Fund
Sherman-Lantry History Award
Jack and Marilyn McKenna Teacher of the Year Fund
David McKenna G-Prep Varsity American Football Fund
Great Ignatian Teachers and Staff Fund
Garco Fund for Capital Projects
Thomas Roberts Learning Resource Center Fund

Alumni Fair Share Fund
B. P. Lester and Regina John Foundation Fund
Friends of Fr. James T. McGuigan, S.J. Fund
Helen Johnson Memorial Fund
Thomas Family Fund

Johnston-Hanson Foundation Scholarships
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Providing access to a Jesuit education to all families has been a core mission of Gonzaga Prep. Scholarship donations to Gonzaga Prep show an investment in a future of students that pays the excellence and service forward during their time here. Your gift recognizes the unique gifts of these students who seek to succeed and serve others. Our scholarships include fully endowed scholarships, named scholarships and memorial funds established for deceased faculty, alumni, family members, and friends. Tribute scholarships honor organizations, groups, or living individuals.

Thank you for considering a gift to the Gonzaga Preparatory School Foundation. As stewards of the Gonzaga Prep mission and the sacrifices of our benefactors and families, we pledge to honor your gift through the prudent management of the Foundation assets and appropriate distributions in support of the students and programs at Gonzaga Prep. The following represents our policies related to the administration of unrestricted funds, scholarship and other endowment funds, and temporarily restricted funds.

  • The Gonzaga Preparatory School Foundation includes an unrestricted fund, endowment funds to support scholarships or other programs, and temporarily restricted funds to support specific programs of Gonzaga Preparatory School. The assets of the Foundation are managed as a whole; individual funds are not managed as separate funds or trusts. Gonzaga Preparatory School Foundation will manage, invest, and disburse the Foundation assets in accordance the any restrictions indicated by the donor and the Investment Policy established by the Board of Directors, in effect at this time or as amended in the future. A proportionate share of the investment earnings, net of investment management fees, from Foundation investments will be allocated to the unrestricted funds, scholarship or other endowment funds, and any temporarily restricted funds.
  • Distributions from the Foundation will be made in accordance with the Spending Policy established by the Board of Directors, in effect at this time or as amended in the future. Distributions from the unrestricted funds are used to support the operations of Gonzaga Preparatory School, including the Fair Share Tuition program and other programs or operations, as determined by the Gonzaga Preparatory School Foundation Board of Directors. Distributions from scholarship or other endowment funds and from temporarily restricted funds will be made for scholarships or other designated purposes, in accordance with the donor’s specifications. Distributions from the unrestricted funds, the scholarship or other endowment funds, and any temporarily restricted funds may also include an amount for the operational expenses of the Foundation.
  • In the case that programs within the Gonzaga Preparatory School Foundation or Gonzaga Preparatory School change so that the particular purpose of the scholarship or other restricted fund can no longer be followed in the future, the Foundation Board or its designee may transfer and/or consolidate this endowment with other funds and may use the earnings from the endowment for similar purposes, in a manner consistent with the donor’s desired use and purpose.
  • All funds will be administered consistently with the tax-deductible status of the gifts made to Gonzaga Preparatory School Foundation, a nonprofit corporation.
Ella

The family of Ella McKeirnan has established a scholarship in her name for deserving students. Ella was a 2017 Gonzaga Prep graduate who passed away in February 2020.

A valedictorian for her class, Ella joyfully pursued excellence from an early age. At Prep, she took every AP course offered. She won the top math prize in the prestigious Spokane Scholars Foundation. She earned a nearly perfect SAT score. She possessed practicality and wisdom beyond her years. Beyond the classroom, Ella nurtured her soul in many ways, and most involved shared experiences. She is remembered for her leadership and special attention to detail.

She will continue to inspire through her achievements and actions that made the world a better place. 

TerryKay

During her 25-year Gonzaga Prep teaching tenure, Dr. TerryKay Birrer modeled a passion for literature, inspired students, and played Queen Victoria to the English department.

A Dickensian scholar, her specialty was British literature. She engaged students through unique experiences, including her renowned Canterbury pilgrimages, cricket matches, and high teas, along with her ambitious poetry unit assignment: for students to fall in love by spring.

She also initiated student trips to the U.K. where she would surprise students by weeping copiously over Charles Dickens` grave.

Her myriad accomplishments, kind-heartedness, and whimsy are the stuff of Prep legend.

Family and friends have established an endowed scholarship in Dr. Birrer`s name.

“Ever the best of friends” –Charles Dickens

Don

Don Anderson, longtime Gonzaga Prep coach and teacher came to Prep in 1973 after already having coached at the high school, college, and semi-pro levels. In his time at Prep, he compiled an impressive record of 195-53-3 and never had a losing season. His teams won 15 Greater Spokane League titles, appeared in five state championship games, and brought home state titles in `82 and `86.  “The highlight of my coaching at Prep would have to be the people relationships,” Anderson once said. “There are certainly memorable games, but it is still the people that count.”

 

FOUNDATION BOARD 2020-21
Chair - Ezra Eckardt `88
David Austin `92
Katie Doree `94
Al Falkner
Craig Hart `79
Jan Karel `82
George Keegan
Terry Kelly `76
Corrina (O'Brien) Kelsey `06
Tom McKeirnan `87
John Moloney `74
Debbie Parelius
Marlis Petersen
Spawn `85
Kevin West `81
Michael Dougherty